The Philippine Consulate General in New York condemned the increasing attacks on members of the Filipino community in New York after two more cases of violence against Pinoys surfaced.
“The Philippine Consulate General in New York condemns in the strongest terms the latest attacks against members of the Filipino Community after two more kababayan (fellowmen) have been added to the growing list of victims of the senseless violence that has left many Filipinos in fear,” the consulate general’s post read.
After a 67-year-old woman was brutally attacked and punched 125 times in Yonkers, New York, another elderly Filipino was attacked Sunday while on his way to church in Manhattan. The man, 73, was reportedly assaulted by a homeless individual between 8th Avenue and 40th Street in New York City.
Footage showed that the 73-year-old man was tackled to the ground in an apparent attempt to steal his wallet. He suffered black and swollen eyes and bruises all over his body. While authorities did not identify the attack as a hate crime, the victim reportedly thought he heard a racial slur.
We condemn in the strongest terms the latest attacks against members of the Filipino Community after two more kababayan have been added to the growing list of victims of the senseless violence that has left many Filipinos in fear. @PHinNewYork @AAFederation https://t.co/yFqTOTZDiL— Elmer G Cato (@elmer_cato) March 30, 2022
Earlier this week, a 53-year-old Filipino was beaten unconscious and robbed by another homeless individual while at a McDonald’s store on 7th Avenue near 34th Street.
🚨WANTED🚨for A ROBBERY at McDonald’s 429 7th ave, #Manhattan @NYPDMTS on 2/28/22 @ 7:42 A.M. The individual punched victim multiple times and forcibly removed the victims property.💰Reward up to $3500 Know who he is?📲Call 1-800-577-TIPS Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! pic.twitter.com/7cGGM8DQXA— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) March 29, 2022
About seven attacks against the Filipino community in New York have been reported this year.
“In view of this, the Philippine Consulate General in New York again reminds kababayan to be vigilant at all times and to take the necessary precautions, especially when in public,” the post read.
The consulate called on authorities to do more to “make sure that New York City is safe again for everyone by removing dangerous individuals, especially those with criminal records, from the streets and addressing concerns related to homelessness and mental health.”